Happy Monday, everyone! I wanted to show all of you the card I made my dad for Father's Day yesterday. I used the stamp set, The Open Sea (p. 9), from the Summer Mini. The picture didn't turn out very well, because I had to take the picture inside. The lighting in my office isn't very good. The colors look better in real life, but I did adjust the picture some, so it's close. The designer paper that I used is also in the Summer Mini. It's called Nautical Expedition DSP (p. 8). The paper really coordinates well with this set. I also tied on some Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (p. 10) from the Summer Mini along the bottom of the blue layer. I also wanted some texture on the card base, so I embossed it with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder (p. 214).
Here are a couple tips about the card. I got the burned-edge look on the Not Quite Navy layer by tearing the card stock and then brushing the Not Quite Navy Classic ink pad across the torn edge. I really like using this effect. If you look closely, you can see that I stamped the globe from the stamp set behind the ship. I inked it up with Soft Suede Classic ink and stamped it twice on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it onto the right side of the white card stock. I then stamped the ship onto it.
Stamps: The Open Sea (Mini) & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, & Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, & Confetti White Card Stock; Nautical Expedition DSP (Mini)
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Vintage Trinkets, & Stampin' Dimensionals.